The Water Cure

The Water Cure

Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, where desperate measures are required to raise a daughter. This is the story of Grace, Lia, and Sky kept apart from the world for their own good and taught the terrible things that every woman must learn about love. And it is the story of the men who come to find them - three strangers washed Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, where desperate measures are required to ...

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Title:The Water Cure
Author:Sophie Mackintosh
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Genres:Fiction
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

The Water Cure Reviews

  • Lucy
    May 25, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, is a gloriously written coming-of-age literary debut which explores power, survival and sisterhood. Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters who are kept away from the outside world. This is for their own protection according to their mother and father, K...

    I honestly have no idea how to summarise this book - it's weird and lethargic, kind of vague in places, extremely stifling in others. Well good stuff. Gonna be thinking about this for a while. ...

    I am blown away by this secretive, intense novel. Lia, Sky and Grace all live on the island with their Mother and father, King. There were other women before, but no longer. Now it is just their family and their cures, rituals, the water ? the only things that can keep them safe f...

    I really loved this! The writer perfectly sustains an atmosphere of dread, makes the relatable strange while never diminishing our empathy for the characters. The story starts with the disappearance of a patriarch called King, from a largely deserted island. He leaves the mother of...

    Genuinely one of the strongest novels I've read this year - unsettling, uncompromising, and deeply heartfelt. I related to Lia's desperate need for love, approval, and affection so much. ...

    What's better than expecting to love a book and then loving that very same book? Nothing, my friends, nothing. It's pleasure on so many levels, at so many stages: the pleasure of anticipation, the pleasure in reading and then even more pleasure in the gleeful recommending to everyone a...

    I can?t remember seeing a more perfect cover for a book in a while. Everything you need to know about The Water Cure is there. The obscure water hiding all manner of unknowable things. The girl vulnerable, head lifted, neck exposed. The fleshiness, with the female body at the centre ...

  • Sara
    Feb 25, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

  • Pickle Farmer
    Jun 06, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, is a gloriously written coming-of-age literary debut which explores power, survival and sisterhood. Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters who are kept away from the outside world. This is for their own protection according to their mother and father, K...

    I honestly have no idea how to summarise this book - it's weird and lethargic, kind of vague in places, extremely stifling in others. Well good stuff. Gonna be thinking about this for a while. ...

    I am blown away by this secretive, intense novel. Lia, Sky and Grace all live on the island with their Mother and father, King. There were other women before, but no longer. Now it is just their family and their cures, rituals, the water ? the only things that can keep them safe f...

    I really loved this! The writer perfectly sustains an atmosphere of dread, makes the relatable strange while never diminishing our empathy for the characters. The story starts with the disappearance of a patriarch called King, from a largely deserted island. He leaves the mother of...

    Genuinely one of the strongest novels I've read this year - unsettling, uncompromising, and deeply heartfelt. I related to Lia's desperate need for love, approval, and affection so much. ...

  • Emma
    Feb 11, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

  • Jennifer
    Jun 21, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, is a gloriously written coming-of-age literary debut which explores power, survival and sisterhood. Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters who are kept away from the outside world. This is for their own protection according to their mother and father, K...

    I honestly have no idea how to summarise this book - it's weird and lethargic, kind of vague in places, extremely stifling in others. Well good stuff. Gonna be thinking about this for a while. ...

    I am blown away by this secretive, intense novel. Lia, Sky and Grace all live on the island with their Mother and father, King. There were other women before, but no longer. Now it is just their family and their cures, rituals, the water ? the only things that can keep them safe f...

    I really loved this! The writer perfectly sustains an atmosphere of dread, makes the relatable strange while never diminishing our empathy for the characters. The story starts with the disappearance of a patriarch called King, from a largely deserted island. He leaves the mother of...

    Genuinely one of the strongest novels I've read this year - unsettling, uncompromising, and deeply heartfelt. I related to Lia's desperate need for love, approval, and affection so much. ...

    What's better than expecting to love a book and then loving that very same book? Nothing, my friends, nothing. It's pleasure on so many levels, at so many stages: the pleasure of anticipation, the pleasure in reading and then even more pleasure in the gleeful recommending to everyone a...

    I can?t remember seeing a more perfect cover for a book in a while. Everything you need to know about The Water Cure is there. The obscure water hiding all manner of unknowable things. The girl vulnerable, head lifted, neck exposed. The fleshiness, with the female body at the centre ...

    Psychologically disturbing and dark. What starts as a dystopian type of new Handmaid's Tale soon turns into a suspenseful thriller that slowly builds. This is a debut novel written in a lyrical literary prose which differentiates itself from the usual stylised writing for this type of ...

    Let's start with the obvious...this cover is gorgeous. Also this book has an enticing promotional blurb (although, after reading I'm not sure it's totally on point, but it sure did make me to want to read this book.) The book itself is a bit of a mystery. I think my beef with the pr...

  • Jennifer
    Jul 01, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, is a gloriously written coming-of-age literary debut which explores power, survival and sisterhood. Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters who are kept away from the outside world. This is for their own protection according to their mother and father, K...

    I honestly have no idea how to summarise this book - it's weird and lethargic, kind of vague in places, extremely stifling in others. Well good stuff. Gonna be thinking about this for a while. ...

    I am blown away by this secretive, intense novel. Lia, Sky and Grace all live on the island with their Mother and father, King. There were other women before, but no longer. Now it is just their family and their cures, rituals, the water ? the only things that can keep them safe f...

    I really loved this! The writer perfectly sustains an atmosphere of dread, makes the relatable strange while never diminishing our empathy for the characters. The story starts with the disappearance of a patriarch called King, from a largely deserted island. He leaves the mother of...

    Genuinely one of the strongest novels I've read this year - unsettling, uncompromising, and deeply heartfelt. I related to Lia's desperate need for love, approval, and affection so much. ...

    What's better than expecting to love a book and then loving that very same book? Nothing, my friends, nothing. It's pleasure on so many levels, at so many stages: the pleasure of anticipation, the pleasure in reading and then even more pleasure in the gleeful recommending to everyone a...

    I can?t remember seeing a more perfect cover for a book in a while. Everything you need to know about The Water Cure is there. The obscure water hiding all manner of unknowable things. The girl vulnerable, head lifted, neck exposed. The fleshiness, with the female body at the centre ...

    Psychologically disturbing and dark. What starts as a dystopian type of new Handmaid's Tale soon turns into a suspenseful thriller that slowly builds. This is a debut novel written in a lyrical literary prose which differentiates itself from the usual stylised writing for this type of ...

  • Amy
    Dec 17, 2017

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, is a gloriously written coming-of-age literary debut which explores power, survival and sisterhood. Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters who are kept away from the outside world. This is for their own protection according to their mother and father, K...

    I honestly have no idea how to summarise this book - it's weird and lethargic, kind of vague in places, extremely stifling in others. Well good stuff. Gonna be thinking about this for a while. ...

    I am blown away by this secretive, intense novel. Lia, Sky and Grace all live on the island with their Mother and father, King. There were other women before, but no longer. Now it is just their family and their cures, rituals, the water ? the only things that can keep them safe f...

    I really loved this! The writer perfectly sustains an atmosphere of dread, makes the relatable strange while never diminishing our empathy for the characters. The story starts with the disappearance of a patriarch called King, from a largely deserted island. He leaves the mother of...

    Genuinely one of the strongest novels I've read this year - unsettling, uncompromising, and deeply heartfelt. I related to Lia's desperate need for love, approval, and affection so much. ...

    What's better than expecting to love a book and then loving that very same book? Nothing, my friends, nothing. It's pleasure on so many levels, at so many stages: the pleasure of anticipation, the pleasure in reading and then even more pleasure in the gleeful recommending to everyone a...

  • Katherine
    Jun 15, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

  • Dorothea Brooke
    May 29, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, is a gloriously written coming-of-age literary debut which explores power, survival and sisterhood. Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters who are kept away from the outside world. This is for their own protection according to their mother and father, K...

    I honestly have no idea how to summarise this book - it's weird and lethargic, kind of vague in places, extremely stifling in others. Well good stuff. Gonna be thinking about this for a while. ...

    I am blown away by this secretive, intense novel. Lia, Sky and Grace all live on the island with their Mother and father, King. There were other women before, but no longer. Now it is just their family and their cures, rituals, the water ? the only things that can keep them safe f...

    I really loved this! The writer perfectly sustains an atmosphere of dread, makes the relatable strange while never diminishing our empathy for the characters. The story starts with the disappearance of a patriarch called King, from a largely deserted island. He leaves the mother of...

  • Clair Sharpe
    Jun 01, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

  • Joe M
    Jul 12, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, is a gloriously written coming-of-age literary debut which explores power, survival and sisterhood. Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters who are kept away from the outside world. This is for their own protection according to their mother and father, K...

    I honestly have no idea how to summarise this book - it's weird and lethargic, kind of vague in places, extremely stifling in others. Well good stuff. Gonna be thinking about this for a while. ...

    I am blown away by this secretive, intense novel. Lia, Sky and Grace all live on the island with their Mother and father, King. There were other women before, but no longer. Now it is just their family and their cures, rituals, the water ? the only things that can keep them safe f...

    I really loved this! The writer perfectly sustains an atmosphere of dread, makes the relatable strange while never diminishing our empathy for the characters. The story starts with the disappearance of a patriarch called King, from a largely deserted island. He leaves the mother of...

    Genuinely one of the strongest novels I've read this year - unsettling, uncompromising, and deeply heartfelt. I related to Lia's desperate need for love, approval, and affection so much. ...

    What's better than expecting to love a book and then loving that very same book? Nothing, my friends, nothing. It's pleasure on so many levels, at so many stages: the pleasure of anticipation, the pleasure in reading and then even more pleasure in the gleeful recommending to everyone a...

    I can?t remember seeing a more perfect cover for a book in a while. Everything you need to know about The Water Cure is there. The obscure water hiding all manner of unknowable things. The girl vulnerable, head lifted, neck exposed. The fleshiness, with the female body at the centre ...

    Psychologically disturbing and dark. What starts as a dystopian type of new Handmaid's Tale soon turns into a suspenseful thriller that slowly builds. This is a debut novel written in a lyrical literary prose which differentiates itself from the usual stylised writing for this type of ...

    Let's start with the obvious...this cover is gorgeous. Also this book has an enticing promotional blurb (although, after reading I'm not sure it's totally on point, but it sure did make me to want to read this book.) The book itself is a bit of a mystery. I think my beef with the pr...

    It's a great time in publishing to be a fan of feminist dystopian novels and Margaret Atwood read-alikes, but where I had a personal ambivalence for recent buzz books like The Power and Red Clocks, The Water Cure actually feels new and unique, and worthy of carrying that Atwood torch. ...

  • Bella
    Jun 14, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, is a gloriously written coming-of-age literary debut which explores power, survival and sisterhood. Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters who are kept away from the outside world. This is for their own protection according to their mother and father, K...

    I honestly have no idea how to summarise this book - it's weird and lethargic, kind of vague in places, extremely stifling in others. Well good stuff. Gonna be thinking about this for a while. ...

    I am blown away by this secretive, intense novel. Lia, Sky and Grace all live on the island with their Mother and father, King. There were other women before, but no longer. Now it is just their family and their cures, rituals, the water ? the only things that can keep them safe f...

    I really loved this! The writer perfectly sustains an atmosphere of dread, makes the relatable strange while never diminishing our empathy for the characters. The story starts with the disappearance of a patriarch called King, from a largely deserted island. He leaves the mother of...

    Genuinely one of the strongest novels I've read this year - unsettling, uncompromising, and deeply heartfelt. I related to Lia's desperate need for love, approval, and affection so much. ...

    What's better than expecting to love a book and then loving that very same book? Nothing, my friends, nothing. It's pleasure on so many levels, at so many stages: the pleasure of anticipation, the pleasure in reading and then even more pleasure in the gleeful recommending to everyone a...

    I can?t remember seeing a more perfect cover for a book in a while. Everything you need to know about The Water Cure is there. The obscure water hiding all manner of unknowable things. The girl vulnerable, head lifted, neck exposed. The fleshiness, with the female body at the centre ...

    Psychologically disturbing and dark. What starts as a dystopian type of new Handmaid's Tale soon turns into a suspenseful thriller that slowly builds. This is a debut novel written in a lyrical literary prose which differentiates itself from the usual stylised writing for this type of ...

    Let's start with the obvious...this cover is gorgeous. Also this book has an enticing promotional blurb (although, after reading I'm not sure it's totally on point, but it sure did make me to want to read this book.) The book itself is a bit of a mystery. I think my beef with the pr...

    It's a great time in publishing to be a fan of feminist dystopian novels and Margaret Atwood read-alikes, but where I had a personal ambivalence for recent buzz books like The Power and Red Clocks, The Water Cure actually feels new and unique, and worthy of carrying that Atwood torch. ...

    The Water Cure tells the story of three young women, they?ve grown up away from people and believe they live in a world that is filled with sickness and men are never to be trusted. Sky, Grace Lia, their mother, their father who they call King, have lived in as reclusives, with th...

    I hope, if by any chance you learn of this, it leaves the worst possible taste in your mouth. A hard book to read, but then I think I might be reading it at the wrong time. Still, the bleakness does not detract from the stunning prose and vivid imagery. Perhaps it is because I fel...

  • Jenea Whittington
    Apr 27, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, is a gloriously written coming-of-age literary debut which explores power, survival and sisterhood. Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters who are kept away from the outside world. This is for their own protection according to their mother and father, K...

    I honestly have no idea how to summarise this book - it's weird and lethargic, kind of vague in places, extremely stifling in others. Well good stuff. Gonna be thinking about this for a while. ...

    I am blown away by this secretive, intense novel. Lia, Sky and Grace all live on the island with their Mother and father, King. There were other women before, but no longer. Now it is just their family and their cures, rituals, the water ? the only things that can keep them safe f...

    I really loved this! The writer perfectly sustains an atmosphere of dread, makes the relatable strange while never diminishing our empathy for the characters. The story starts with the disappearance of a patriarch called King, from a largely deserted island. He leaves the mother of...

    Genuinely one of the strongest novels I've read this year - unsettling, uncompromising, and deeply heartfelt. I related to Lia's desperate need for love, approval, and affection so much. ...

    What's better than expecting to love a book and then loving that very same book? Nothing, my friends, nothing. It's pleasure on so many levels, at so many stages: the pleasure of anticipation, the pleasure in reading and then even more pleasure in the gleeful recommending to everyone a...

    I can?t remember seeing a more perfect cover for a book in a while. Everything you need to know about The Water Cure is there. The obscure water hiding all manner of unknowable things. The girl vulnerable, head lifted, neck exposed. The fleshiness, with the female body at the centre ...

    Psychologically disturbing and dark. What starts as a dystopian type of new Handmaid's Tale soon turns into a suspenseful thriller that slowly builds. This is a debut novel written in a lyrical literary prose which differentiates itself from the usual stylised writing for this type of ...

    Let's start with the obvious...this cover is gorgeous. Also this book has an enticing promotional blurb (although, after reading I'm not sure it's totally on point, but it sure did make me to want to read this book.) The book itself is a bit of a mystery. I think my beef with the pr...

    It's a great time in publishing to be a fan of feminist dystopian novels and Margaret Atwood read-alikes, but where I had a personal ambivalence for recent buzz books like The Power and Red Clocks, The Water Cure actually feels new and unique, and worthy of carrying that Atwood torch. ...

    The Water Cure tells the story of three young women, they?ve grown up away from people and believe they live in a world that is filled with sickness and men are never to be trusted. Sky, Grace Lia, their mother, their father who they call King, have lived in as reclusives, with th...

  • Vikki Patis
    May 20, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

  • Melanie  (Perpetually Reading)
    May 31, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

  • Marie Rutland
    Dec 16, 2017

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

  • Hollis
    Mar 28, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

  • Lydia Barnes
    Jul 09, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, is a gloriously written coming-of-age literary debut which explores power, survival and sisterhood. Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters who are kept away from the outside world. This is for their own protection according to their mother and father, K...

    I honestly have no idea how to summarise this book - it's weird and lethargic, kind of vague in places, extremely stifling in others. Well good stuff. Gonna be thinking about this for a while. ...

  • Callum McLaughlin
    Jun 17, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

  • Tiffany PSquared
    Jun 22, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

  • Marjorie
    Apr 07, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

  • Neil
    Dec 13, 2017

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

  • Paula Dennan
    Feb 11, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, is a gloriously written coming-of-age literary debut which explores power, survival and sisterhood. Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters who are kept away from the outside world. This is for their own protection according to their mother and father, K...

  • Isobel
    Jun 25, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

  • Hannah
    May 10, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

  • Lizzie (Littlehux) Huxley-Jones
    Jun 19, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

    The Water Cure tells the story of 3 sisters, Grace, Lia & Sky who live on a remote island alone with their parents. Their parents took them from the mainland because the world has become toxic to women and men are dangerous to them. They endure cruel therapies which are supposed to...

    I've seen a lot of reviews about this book, and so I started reading with some trepidation. But it is not the confusing mess it has been made out to be. It is a beautiful, lyrical story of women, women who know intimately the violence of men. The bond between women, the sisterhood,...

    Stunning. Heartbreaking. Searing. A gift. I live for books like this. It?s beautifully written, deeply uncomfortable in parts and weird af. But all the great stuff is weird and confounding, right? You don't need to understand it all for it to resonate. Something bad has happe...

    I had such high hopes for this book and for me I felt it was lacking. I was so conflicted with this book as when I think about it now I can't say I disliked it but I also didn't love it so to be fair it is more of a 2.5 star rating. First of all I will say that there were parts o...

    Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters living alone with their parents in a huge falling down house on an isolated island, far from what King (their father) tells them is the toxic mainland. The girls are taught they are breakable, put through cruel ?therapies? to make them strong enough t...

    The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh, is a gloriously written coming-of-age literary debut which explores power, survival and sisterhood. Grace, Lia and Sky are sisters who are kept away from the outside world. This is for their own protection according to their mother and father, K...

    I honestly have no idea how to summarise this book - it's weird and lethargic, kind of vague in places, extremely stifling in others. Well good stuff. Gonna be thinking about this for a while. ...

    I am blown away by this secretive, intense novel. Lia, Sky and Grace all live on the island with their Mother and father, King. There were other women before, but no longer. Now it is just their family and their cures, rituals, the water ? the only things that can keep them safe f...

  • Janel
    Jul 06, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

    The Water Cure was an interesting read, certain parts of it I really enjoyed but I feel like I didn?t fully grasp the meaning behind much of what occurred. It all felt a bit abstract to me, it reminded me a lot of Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin for two reasons: firstly, it has an e...

  • Joanna Halpin
    Apr 29, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the water. He doesn?t want anyone to enter, nor does he want his daughters to leave. The ...

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mother), and three sisters (Lia, Grace, and Sky). The sisters are raised in isolatio...

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught to fear men and the toxins that now plague the outside world, exposure to which would m...

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their island to gather supplies from the toxic world that surrounds their haven. But it is no...

    This book is unlike anything else. Reading it I often felt like I was holding something incendiary and dangerous in my hands. The end chapters are incredible. It is a novel laced with raw pain, cinematic, sun bleached and dreamy. A powerful new voice in Sophie. Wow. ...

  • Lucy Banks
    Feb 15, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

  • Seroxx83
    Jun 20, 2018

    This book. It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents where something is obviously not quite right but many things remain vague for the w...

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. Here they learn that the outside world will harm them, although what that is never k...

    "We sisters have always been cruel in our own way, but I believe our cruelty is allowable. It kept us alive, it helps us to put things right." Grace, Lia, and Sky live with their parents in a house beside a sandy beach. That sounds like the beginning of a wonderful story, doesn't it...

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise. The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters on an isolated island, raised to fear men and while that concept drew me in.. I thi...

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places. I always appreciate authors who dare to try something different - and The Water Cure certainly falls into that category...

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked least about this book is that the author does not explain enough to the reader. It?...

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...